OUR FIRM – IN OUR 75TH YEAR!
Equus Advisors brings together Cortland Bookkeeping and Tax Service and Equus Business Advisors, LLC, to deliver tax, payroll and bookkeeping services to clients utilizing current technology. This year, 2018, we are celebrating 75 years in serving our clients from downtown Cortland. We just moved to a larger office suite within the McNeil Building and have implemented cloud-based mobile technology to better serve our clients for the next 75 years!
The roots of the firm extend back to 1943 when Clarence L. Green, a local businessman and public accountant, established his accounting practice in the Cortland Savings Bank Building. In the late 1950's, the practice was transferred to Mr. Charles Cook, who at the end of his career chose Paul Lorenzo, EA, to succeed him in 1976, then known as Cook & Lorenzo. Paul purchased Cortland Bookkeeping and Tax Service (CBTS) from Mike Discenza (a smaller practice than his existing one) in the late 1980s and in December 1989, Paul Lorenzo moved the combined practice out of the Cortland Savings Bank Building and CBTS offices on South Main Street to what became his office location for the next 26 years at 32 Tompkins Street. During that time, Paul chose to primarily use the Cortland Bookkeeping and Tax Service name. In August 2015, Peter VanderWoude, CPA, purchased the firm and moved the practice to the McNeil Building at 17-29 Main Street, Cortland to better serve our clients in the years ahead. Paul has since retired but can be counted on to drop by the office from time to time.